Study of Computer Science in Zurich and London. I hold a Master's Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration and a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science. After working in the financial services division of a Swiss Insurance company I joined the Information Management Research Group. With the University of Zurich I have participated in international e-Government projects and currently also work in projects with Swiss financial services companies.
My research focus in the domain of public administration lies on digital identity in e-government and especially privacy aspects related to the deployment of digital citizen cards. Further reserarch interests include issues related to IT strategy and IT controlling in the financial services industry. This also comprises the management of IT architectures and issues related to IT-governance.
The ongoing implementation of e-government has prompted many governments to issue electronic identity (e-ID) cards. Such cards can be considered to be privacy-invavsive, as the bearer of an e-ID card potentially disclose their identity in every electronic transaction. It can be argued however, that an identitfication of the citizen is unneccessary in many application scenarios. As an alternative, e-ID cards can feature a heterogenous digital identity that comprises pseudonymous credentials as an element of the citizen's identity. A strong authentication becomes possible while the citizen can remain anonymous respectively pseudonymous.
Keywords: Anonymity, Pseudonymity, Pseudonymous Credentials, e-ID cards, Service Acess, JavaCard, Credentials, E-Government
FASME is a pan-European research project with participants in 7 European countries. The acronym stands for 'Facilitating Administrative Services for Mobile Europeans'. The project leverages JavaCard technology to create a citizen-friendly C2A (Citizen to Administration) E-Government solution. The system facilitates processes that citizens have to perfom when moving house in Europe.
Keywords: JavaCard, Message-oriented Middleware, C2A E-Government
The emayor project aims at creating a open, secure, interoperable and cost effective eGovernment platform. The service platform is aimed at the needs of small and medium sized municipalities. Such municipalities often have a lower amount of infrastructure (as compared to bigger cities), limited public funding, and a low number of specialised IT personnel.
Keywords: Service Acess, E-Government , Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture, SMGOs